There’s loads to see at Paxton Pits, especially if you’re patient. It’s a well-loved spot for bird watching, with many overwintering wildfowl and regular sightings of kingfishers – as well as the famous nightingales. But you’ll also see plenty of other evidence of a healthy ecosystem here, including elusive mammals such as otters and weasels, plus a wide range of wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Visit our Latest Sightings page to see what’s been out and about most recently. For an idea of what you might see at different times of year, we’ve got a handy month-by-month guide and a new monthly blog. And if you spot anything yourself, please let us know what you’ve seen and where by writing in the sightings book at the Visitor Centre (when we’re open again) or by emailing us.
The most recent sightings from the blog:
- Latest sightings 15.2.21The floods remain a topic of conversation around here. The… Read More
- Latest sightings 11.1.21The fields are staying flooded on the Meadow Trail, down… Read More
- Latest Sightings 15.11.20The weather is staying mild and many of our winter… Read More
What to look out for:
- In February, Listen and Look Out for …Footprints in the snow (or mud!) January’s snowfall shed a… Read More
- In January, Look Out for …Diving Ducks Diving Ducks can feed in deep water by… Read More
- In December, Look out For …Dabbling Ducks Dabbling Ducks feed in shallow water or in… Read More